This was a challenge that runs for the entire year (so there's still time to join!) and the goal was to read 12 Young Adult books. I'm actually surprised it took me this long into the year to finish this challenge as I usually read a lot of YA books, but I found a lot of my reading of books that would qualify for this challenge were actually more middle school or just plain children's books so I didn't include them in the list. I tried to make sure the books I listed here were truly books that teens would enjoy. The challenge was hosted over at J. Kaye's Book Blog and she knows how to run a smooth and seamless challenge!
1. Laika by Nick Abadzis
2. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
3. Wake by Lisa McMann
4. Fade by Lisa McMann
5. Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
6. Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
7. The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World by e.l. konigsburg
8. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
9. The Third Eye by Mahtab Narsimhan
10. Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter by R.J. Anderson
11. Starfinder by John Marco
12. Anything but Typical by Noral Raleigh Baskin
It's easy enough to find the book I least enjoyed that would be Laika but choosing my favourite from this list is extremely difficult and I just can't do it! Of course The Forest of Hands and Teeth was brilliant but then so was Wake and then Fade was even better, but then I can forget Spell Hunter, oh, and I couldn't possibly not mention Once Dead, Twice Shy and then .... the rest were all very good, and all my favourite at any given moment. LOL
Great challenge! I'll be there next year!
A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Catholic, with Asperger's, who reads and writes as her obsession. These are the ramblings of the books I read or read aloud to my energetic Autistic 13yo.
I love reading almost any book from classics to mysteries to fantasy to manga. I read everything from Christian fiction/non-fiction to dark, paranormal horror novels, go figure. So I'm liable to offend just about everyone with my book choices LOL :-)
I sometimes go through stages of "genre love", I'm addicted to mystery thrillers, Catholic theology, memoirs, 20th century Chinese historical fiction & Victorian fiction and non-fiction, but you'll find I read an even wider variety of books than that, both fiction and non-fiction. I have a teensy fascination with macabre non-fiction books about death and anything about insane asylums.
I also tend to post a lot of reviews of juvenile/teen books, with a nod towards what parents can expect to find that might or might not be objectionable. I am so addicted to graphic novels and manga that I have a separate BLOG just for those reviews. I read well over 200 books a year, and for the first time ever made it to over 300 last year (2012)! Come join me you never know what new treasure you'll find to read here!
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